SGang Gwaay Llanagaay (Anthony Island)

  • SGang Gwaay Llanagaay (Anthony Island)
  • British Columbia

We spent the morning in S’G̱ang Gwaay (Anthony Island), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Haida name means ‘wailing island’ and it comes from the sound of the air pushing through a rock on the island. S’G̱ang Gwaay is also the site of an ancient Haida village with 20 longhouses and many totem poles. We were honoured to visit a place with so much cultural and spiritual significance for the Haida. In the afternoon, we sailed on to Woodruff Bay, a sandy beach on the south end of Haida Gwaii. We enjoyed walking on the beach and a few brave folks even went for a swim in the Pacific Ocean! In the evening, Canada C3 participant Charles Hannah spoke with us about his work in oceanography. Throughout the day, members of the Canada C3 observed a fast in honour of the Moose Hide Campaign. After sunset, we came together to honour the end of the fast. We have learned so much from Haida Gwaii. It is hard to leave, but we know wonderful experiences await us as we return to mainland British Columbia.